January 7th, 1949.

January 7th, 1949, was a Friday. It was day 7 of 1949. The decade was the 1940s.

73 years, 8 months and 19 days have passed since January 7th, 1949.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.


News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on January 7th, 1949.

  • More and more people are buying television sets.

    More and more people are buying television sets.

    In the late 1940s and 1950s, more and more households were buying TV sets. In 1950, 20% of homes had a television set. By the end of the decade, that figure had risen to 90%.

  • Polio cases are high.

    Polio cases are high.

    Cases of Polio were particularly high during this period of time and outbreaks were common. In the United States, the disease peaked in 1952, with nearly 60,000 cases and 3,145 deaths. It wasn't until 1955 that a national immunization program started and cases began to drop.


Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 73 years, 8 months and 19 days have passed since January 7th, 1949.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 1949.
  • Leap Year: 1949 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on January 7th, 1949 will be 73 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 1949 belong to the Baby Boomer generation.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 7th, 1949, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1949 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 7th, 1949 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on January 7th, 1949.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in January, 1949.

The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
Variety show.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on January 7th, 1949.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 1949.

Tom and Jerry
Tom and Jerry

Looney Tunes
Looney Tunes


Popular toys and games in 1949.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1949.

Tonka trucks
Tonka trucks

Dimestore soldiers
Dimestore soldiers

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 1949.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out January 7th, 1955 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 7th.

Rand Paul

American politician.
Born on January 7th, 1963
He was born exactly 14 years after this date.

Nicolas Cage

Born on January 7th, 1964
He was born exactly 15 years after this date.

Dustin Diamond

Actor. Deceased
Born on January 7th, 1977
He was born exactly 28 years after this date.

Lewis Hamilton

Formula One.
Born on January 7th, 1985
He was born exactly 36 years after this date.

Eden Hazard

Soccer player.
Born on January 7th, 1991
He was born exactly 42 years after this date.

Lamar Jackson

NFL player.
Born on January 7th, 1997
He was born exactly 48 years after this date.



National holidays and famous events that fall on the 7th of January.

  • Epiphany Day
  • Christmas Day (Russia)

US President.

Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States on January 7th, 1949.


UK Prime Minister.

Clement Attlee was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 7th, 1949.


Irish Taoiseach.

John A. Costello was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 7th, 1949 was most likely conceived around April 16th, 1948.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 7th, 1949 is close to September 30th, 1949.

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Stats for January 7th, 1949

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 7th, 1949.

  • A total of 26,926 days have passed since this date.
  • 3,846 weeks have passed.
  • 2,326,402,800 seconds have passed since the January 7th, 1949.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 2,714,136,600 times.
  • Since January 7th, 1949, the Earth has travelled approximately 1,200,423,844,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 387,733,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 200,070,641 steps. That's about 88,920 miles!
  • Since this date, 27,916,834 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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